madkaw

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  1. Not sure that’s true . The position it sits below the floor hole is awkward either way. IMHO just a flip wouldn’t be much better . Angled upward towards the hole would be best . Deleted all together would be better . The other hose is available for the front vent . Even if that hose becomes NLA, it could be done easier them the top rear vent . I just did this job on a 71. Replaced all vent lines so it is fresh on my mind . The top rear vent is a mother .
  2. You didn’t completely delete the vapor system because you left one of the vent tubes . The vent tube you left is the hardest to connect . Im also not sure how you delete all the vents and the fuel tank can properly operate and breathe. There has been members here that have deleted the vents and have had fuel cavitation from lack of air to vent the tank . One vent line might be enough and I think the OEM system seems too much . I also am glad you are making these and I am not nit picking your effort . I just did a tank vapor system with all new hoses and the one in the top back is the worse to do . That why I wish you left the other two . Good luck and thanks for your efforts
  3. Yep - you deleted the wrong vents . You should have kept them two and deleted the one at the back of the tank . Nissan still sells a vent hose for the front vent and the side vent doesn’t need a formed hose . The vent you kept is he hardest one to duplicate and reach . Too bad
  4. Cliff - you crack me up . you know I couldn’t figure this signature stuff out earlier because unless my I Pad is sideways I can’t see my sign in . Thanks for the help . Maybe someday you will be as cool as me.
  5. Wish I could figure out how to change my signature - it’s outdated
  6. My son has the perfect filming car . His Model 3 will out run me all day , but also quietly film me . Third gear pull.
  7. I also like the condenser idea . I still get a lot of moisture even with my compressor . After years of inadequate compressors I finally put out the bucks . 2k if you want something to run a blaster and not be struggling . 5 year warranty parts and labor ! That’s 80 gallon - 19cfm at 90 psi. And suction type blasters “suck” especially from HB. Watch some you tube videos on modifying them
  8. Well since you are on here I’ll ask you about the floor sections . I contacted you by email and you did not respond . The rear section of floor board that covers behind the rear seat rail - do you sell it separate ? I bought the kit and thought it would come with that section - but it did not . I reached out to you and you didn’t respond.
  9. Yep - kind of disappointing they didn’t get that right . My ST ‘s are a better fit , but they are not progressive.
  10. The seller said he’s sold hundreds of sets . I asked on FB and heard back from several that they are running them with good results . I wanted to make sure I didn’t get the wrong part . I think they are too small in diameter for the perch’s , but I guess they seat good enough to run. They need to be at least 1/4” bigger .
  11. I’ll just jump on this thread . Ordered new Votglands and KYBs for a 71 . Spring diameter is smaller by a good 1/4” - so they don’t want to seat a full coil in the perch - especially the top hat .
  12. Thanks guys . I’m bending up a piece now that I will plug weld from the bottom and inside the rail ( outside wall) , and eventually will attach it to the inside wall with plug welds. I’ll post pics as I go along . I pulled out the nutplate and there wasn’t much to it or left of it . It came out too easy .
  13. I’m trying to repair this frame rail around the sway bar attachment point . Trying to get an idea of the shape of the original nut plate that is spotted in. looks like a box shaped nut plate with maybe 3 sides ? The metal was rough on the outside rail , someone had did a bad patch job . Looks like about 3 spot welds on the bottom of the rail . Maybe the box had a front side that was spotted to the frame rail /engine side ?
  14. Someone could make a fortune with their 3D printer and make that high beam switch on the column . It’s the part that fails the most . It’s the reason to do relays . Repairing them is tricky , not much to solder too.
  15. I’ve got the parts covered because I have the best parts guy - Riley@lynchburgnissan . He knew the O-rings that it needed and I have them coming . I’m not sure I want to fight this battle or take it to the shop . After reading this thread I’m a little intimidated . Plus I have my hands full fixing many other things on this car . Come to think of it - I think I have a spare 4 speed myself . But swapping out tailshafts could be a gamble not knowing condition of it . Thanks guys - I need the help
  16. That’s why I love this site - you guys have done everything on these cars and are a wealth of info. I have a customers car with the early 3 piece 4 speed that leaks out the gear shifter . The A looks different from the outside , but not any different from the inside ? The trans was rebuilt sometime in its life , but maybe they skipped this part ? I found receipts for the rear seal being changed several times in its life , but it had probably always been coming from the shifter . I’ve never even cracked open a trans before , so this seems very intimidating to me, so might need to source this . Then I wonder what trans shops will deal with this 50 year old trans . The trans shifts well enough and is quiet . Shifter is sloppy , but I know it’s an early 4 speed. The clevis fork around the shift rod needs to be shimmed up or something . The trans is out of the car so I can just carry it somewhere . Any thoughts on whether the 71A will be any harder or easier ?
  17. Your pistons look just like mine with the dish . What CR are you shooting for and what CC chamber in the head ?
  18. I think the kit was 2600 approx
  19. It requires you have a diesel crank to offset grind and a block that will go to at least 89mm - I believe. Thats the way mine is anyway . You can pair is with any head with any compression - that’s a matter of preference . I think he can make a 3.0 out of any L28 block and crank . To get the extra .2 required a longer stroke . I sent my diesel crankshaft and a N42 block and $$$ and I got back all the ingredients to put one together . Rebello preps the block and crank - custom pistons and all bearings .
  20. madkaw

    COVID-19

    Regardless what you think of Pence , he basically disrespected every scientist and doctor at the Mayo Clinic by disregarding their policy . I expected this from Donny, but Pence - no . Once again the messages are mixed or contradictory from the WH and that why we aren’t doing better . Let’s tell the people what they can or can’t do for the betterment of their health , and do just the opposite.
  21. madkaw

    COVID-19

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.com/amp/news/2020/04/28/mike-pence-visits-mayo-clinic-without-mask-215841 Really ?
  22. Chickenman has done it I think , but he doesn’t get on here much anymore . Take the leap to programmable ECU - let the force be with you
  23. So yesterday was first run . Didn’t even bother to install the hood , bumper or even the mirrors . Hell- didn’t even wash off the dirt . All I can say is WOW - amazing power ! The grunt starts so early . Never got over 5k and only poked at WOT a coupe of times . Not used to breaking tires loose so easily . Only got 25 miles on it , but I was smiling after I got over initial anxiety . Today I look it over and check things so I can play tomorrow